Ryan Burke & Shannon Moham dominate Race of the Rockies at Pueblo Motorsports Park

Ryan Burke & Shannon Moham dominate Race of the Rockies at Pueblo Motorsports Park

 

Pueblo, CO – On July 21 & 22, the Motorcycle Roadracing Association championship series returned to Pueblo Motorsports Park for a very hot weekend of sprint racing. Temperatures were over 102 degress F on Saturday and high 90’s on Sunday.

Starting the weekend for Race of the Rockies GTO, Ryan Burke had somewhat small 5 point lead over second place Doug Frenchak who, in turn, was 14 points clear of Brad Morris in third. For Race of the Rockies GTU, the top three order was more sorted with Shannon Moham leading Sean Thomas by 15 points, and Brian Dobrowolski back of Thomas by another 15 points.

Burke faced a mentally tough weekend with the absence of his strongest trackside supporter and mother Kathy Burke. Fortunately, his girlfriend Jenny and sister Lindsey, Mark Schellinger, and several family & friends were there to keep his mind focused as much as possible.

Burke started out the weekend on a good note by taking a tough win in Middleweight Supersport over Sean Thomas and Joe Resta. Two races later, Resta was able to get the better of Burke and Thomas by taking the win in Heavyweight Supersport under extremely hot track temperatures.

But the real game changer was to come in Open Supersport. While leading on lap 2, Doug Frenchak crashed in the notoriously fast Pueblo turn one. Frenchak was not severely injured, but his Yamaha YZF-R1 was completely destroyed, thus ending his weekend.

During Sunday’s morning RoR qualifying, Burke was able to grab the pole with a 1:29.793 with Dan Turner and Brad Morris rounding out the front row. Shannon Moham was able to beat up on most of the 1000’s by claiming fourth grid spot and the virtual pole for Race of the Rockies GTU.

Sunday afternoon Race of the Rockies saw Burke launch is Fox Performance sponsored Yamaha YZF-R1M to the front and never look back. As has been Burke’s strategy, he establishes the pace of the race early on and does his best to shake off the competition. Dan Turner briefly held second until lap 2 when Brad Morris got by him and tried to chase down a disappearing Burke. The three ended up Burke, Morris, and Turner for the Race of the Rockies GTO grid.

Race of the Rockies GTU turned out to be a mixed bike battle. Sean Thomas was able to get by Shannon Moham by lap 2, but Moham retook the position on lap 3 and was never challenged again. From then on, it became a mixture of Moham, Thomas with the GTO bikes of David Lambert, Mike Applehans, and Louis Ortiz mixing it up. The Pueblo track features a very long front straightaway where the GTU bikes usually fall prey to the open class machines. But there are ample technical sections on the second half of the track for the 600’s to make up time. In the end, Lambert was able to keep his modern vintage eligible Kawasaki ZX-10R ahead Louis Ortiz and tough man Mike Applehans who was racing with several injuries sustained in a mishap at High Plains Raceway a couple weeks earlier.

This was all to the annoyance of Sean Thomas, who worked his Yamaha YZF-R6 to the absolute limit to try to get around the bigger bikes for most of the race. Nonetheless, Thomas clearly took a hard fought second place for Race of the Rockies GTU with Brian Dobrowolski rounding out the podium.

Ryan Burke is supported by Imperial Sportbikes, Mark Schellinger from YCRS, Ben Fox of Fox Performance Engines, Dunlop Tires, and all of his family.

Shannon Moham is sponsored by Nordic Nursing, Dunlop tires, Race Tech suspension, Woodcraft CFM, K&N Performance, Vortex racing, GPR dampers, Lockhart Phillips, Vickery Motorsports, Motors by REX, Renegade race fuels, Imperial Sportbikes, Denver n Dakota, Segren’s Nectar, MOM, Falicon Crankshafts, and CP Carrillo.

For round 5, the MRA will be at High Plains Raceway over the weekend of August 11-12 and will be using the North Course configuration. The SuperStreet racing introduction class will be included on Saturday afternoon. More information on MRA SuperStreet is available athttps://www.mra-racing.org/superstreet/superstreet-information/

The Motorcycle Roadracing Association is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information go to https://www.mra-racing.org/.

Fay Myers Motorcycle World’s Race of the Rockies GTO

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

4. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Louis Ortiz Jr (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

Quikcycles/SOL Performance’s Race of the Rockies GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Ray Ray Gaimara (Yam YZF-R6)

Race of the Rockies Championship Overall

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

4. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Louis Ortiz Jr (Suz GSX-R1000)

High Plains Raceway’s Ladies of the Rockies

1. Donna Turner (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Katie Malone (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Cindy Wulf (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Kerry Attridge (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Siobhan Bennett (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)

Imperial Sportbikes’ Amateur GTO

1. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Chris Brown (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Mark Hellvig (Duc 848)

5. Aaron Tritt (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

XL3 Rigging’s Amateur GTU

1. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Joseph O’Donnell (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Zach Himsel (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Randy Hopper (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

Un!nk Printworks’ Modern Vintage GTO

1. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Chris Brown (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Nik Scott (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Philip Pleiss (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

Nite Owl Sports Bar & Grill’s Modern Vintage GTU

1. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Tyler Weaver (Hon CBR600RR)

3. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Scott Weitmann (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Nik Scott (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Philip Pleiss (Hon CBR600RR)

Northern Colorado Powersports’ Open Superbike

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

4. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Louis Ortiz Jr (Suz GSX-R1000)

Pho 95’s Open Supersport

1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Michael Henao (BMW S1000RR)

3. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

4. Mark Hellvig (Duc 848)

5. Michael Surratt (BMW S1000RR)

6. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

Modworks’ Solo Endurance Open

Cancelled due to weather

Performance Cycle of Colorado’s Heavyweight Superbike

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

5. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

Apex Motorsports’ Heavyweight Supersport

1. Joseph Resta (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

Supreme Lending/Lisa Gaimara’s Solo Endurance Heavyweight

Cancelled due to weather

The Boardroom’s Middleweight Superbike

1. Joseph Resta (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

5. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Ray Ray Gaimara (Yam YZF-R6)

IES Technologies’ Middleweight Supersport

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Joseph Resta (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

Wyeth Homes’ Solo Endurance Middleweight

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Christopher Jaech (Tri Daytona)

Spencer Russell Youth Racing’s Lightweight Grand Prix

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Bruce Browning (Hus FS450)

3. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

4. Jon Glaefke (KTM 690)

5. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

6. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

Brighton Radiator & Muffler’s Solo Endurance Lightweight

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Grayson Davidson (Suz SV650)

3. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

4. David Day (Suz SV650)

5. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)

6. Cindy Wulf (Suz SV650)

Kimco Services’ Solo Endurance Ultralightweight

1. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)

2. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)

Damage Control’s SuperTwins GTO

1. Patrick Lansu (Pie X80R)

2. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)

3. Jay Hollman (Apr RSV1000R)

4. Mark Hellvig (Duc 1299)

5. Ben Bridgewater (Duc 1199)

6. Jim Brewer (Duc 1199R)

Alliance Motorsports’ SuperTwins GTU

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Bruce Browning (Hus FS450)

3. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

4. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

5. David Day (Suz SV650)

6. Cindy Wulf (Suz SV650)

Absolute Michelin & Automotive’s Thunderbike

1. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)

2. Jay Hollman (Apr RSV1000R)

3. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

4. Brett Leveque (Tri Daytona)

5. Robb Weins (Duc 848)

6. Mark Hellvig (Duc 848)

Moto Garage’s Formula 40 GTO

1. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Patrick Lansu (Pie X80R)

4. Justin Lamkin (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Mark Hellvig (Duc 848)

6. Michael Surratt (BMW S1000RR)

Moto Garage’s Formula 40 GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)

2. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Jon Renk (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Robb Weins (Duc 848)

6. Dominic Medina (Tri Daytona)

Defy Graphics’ 500 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Justen Behmer (Kaw 300)

2. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500)

3. Susan Hickok (Kaw 400)

Defy Graphics’ 500 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Justen Behmer (Kaw 300)

2. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 400 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

2. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Joshua Baker (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)

5. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

6. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 400 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

2. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

3. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Joshua Baker (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)

6. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

Vickery Motorsports’ 250 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)

2. Bryan Cole (Kaw 250)

3. Sophia Quadri (Kaw 250)

Vickery Motorsports’ 250 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)

2. Bryan Cole (Kaw 250)

3. Sophia Quadri (Kaw 250)

Woody’s Wheel Works’ Formula Colorado

1. Bruce Browning (Hus FS450)

2. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

3. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

4. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)

5. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)

6. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500)

RG3 Suspension Denver’s Supermoto

1. Bruce Browning (Hus FS450)

2. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

3. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)

4. Mike Morrison (Suz RMZ450)

Interstate Honda’s Novice GTO

1. Chris Brown (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Joseph O’Donnell (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Justin Robinson (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Brandon Blanding (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Chris Higgins (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

Law Tigers’ Novice GTU

1. Joseph O’Donnell (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Zach Himsel (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Tommy Darmstedter (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Tyler Weaver (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Brandon Blanding (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jon Renk (Yam YZF-R6)

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